Overwatch: What’s New | Summary

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Beta Overview

  • As of tuesday, there were 82.000 total matches
  • Average match time: 7:34
  • Most played hero: Pharah
  • Best chance of winning: Symmetra

Console

  • Overwatch comes to Xbox One and Playstation4
  • When Overwatch started to be developed, they planned from the beginning to have it on console as well
  • No cross-plattform gaming

New Map

  • The map is called Hollywood
  • You escort a payload, an omnic director, HAL-Fred Glitchbot
  • Starting from the Hollywood boulevard,
    you enter the Goldshire Studios
  • features lot of balconys and rooftops
  • next up, you go through the studio sets

New Heroes

  • Mei
  • Full Name: Mei-Lin Zhou, 31 years old
  • Occupation: Climatologist, Adventurer
  • Base of operation: Xi’an, China (formerly)
  • Affilation: Overwatch (formerly)
  • Armed with freezing weapons
  • She got trapped and had to go in cryo and was only rescued years later while her team died
  • First hero concepts got to close to Zarya
  • Abilities:
    • Endothermic Blaster
      Mei’s blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place. Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.
    • Ice Wall
      Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.
    • Cryo-Freeze
      Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
    • Blizzard
      Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.
  • D.Va
  • Real Name: Hana Song, Age: 19
  • Occupation: Pro Gamer (formerly), Mech Pilot
  • Base of Operations: Busan, South Korea
  • Affiliation: Mobile Exo-Force of the Korean Army
  • Ex-Progamer
  • One influence that drived her design was the idea of her streaming how she pilots her mech
  • Abilities:
    • Fusion Cannons
      D.Va’s mech is equipped with twin short-range rotating cannons. They lay down continuous, high-damage fire without needing to reload, but slow D.Va’s movement while they’re active.
    • Boosters
      D.Va’s mech launches into the air, her momentum carrying her forward. She can turn and change directions or barrel through her enemies, knocking them back.
    • Defense Matrix
      D.Va can activate this forward-facing targeting array to shoot incoming projectiles out of the air.
    • Self-Destruct
      D.Va ejects from her mech and sets its reactor to explode, dealing massive damage to nearby opponents.
  • While in the mech, when she dies, only the mech is destroyed, and D.Va ejects.
    • Light Gun
      While outside of her mech, D.Va can continue the fight with a mid-range automatic blaster.
    • Call Mech
      If her armored battle suit is destroyed, D.Va can call down a fresh mech and return to the fray.
  • Genji
  • Genji is Hanzo’s brother
  • Real Name: Genji Shimada, Age: 35
  • Occupation: Adventurer
  • Base of Operations: Shambali Monastery, Nepal
  • Affiliation: Shimada Clan (formerly), Overwatch (formerly)
  • He almost died to Hanzo
  • Was given a cybernatic body by Mercy
  • Overwatch wanted Genji’s help to dismantle the Shimada Clan
  • Zenyatta helped him to come to terms with his new cybernetic body
  • Skills
    • Shuriken
      Genji looses three deadly throwing stars in quick succession. Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.
    • Swift Strike
      Genji darts forward, slicing the air with his katana and passing through foes in his path. After the initial strike, his targets begin to bleed and take additional damage over time. If Genji eliminates a target with this ability, he can instantly use it again.
    • Deflect
      With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.
    • Dragonblade
      Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.

Arthur Lorenz

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